Copyright Ethics of Cyberspace
& Internet Safety
John Hendron | Goochland County Public Schools
This is Your Guide! PowerSchool
All of Goochland’s schools use the centralized Power
Using the Internet involves responsibility—help
School student information system. This system is used to
your child understand how to cite sources they nd
maintain student data, from scheduling classes, to gener-
online for school and which websites you encour-
ating report cards, and keeping attendance records.
age them to visit. Help your child realize that not
all information found online is reliable. A recent As a parent of a student in Goochland County, you can ac-
cess your child’s attendance and grades at any time with a
survey found that over 40% of information found on
connection to our website. Using a unique username and
the Web is bogus or inaccurate.
password provided by the school division, you can log-in
to check grades or sign-up for an e-mail update of your
to the Internet
Goochland County Public Schools relies upon the child’s progress. More information about using Power-
power and convenience of technology through School is available on our website: www.glnd.k12.va.us/news/
instruction and book-keeping. The school board is
committed to providing an infrastructure, hardware,
If you experience trouble with PowerSchool, you may
software, and instruction for Goochland students.
contact our PowerSchool Help Desk at: (804) 556-5630.
Throughout the K-12 curriculum, Goochland’s
Weblogs & Podcasts
teachers cover technology standards prescribed by
Two emerging and popular forms of online communica-
the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL). Still—the
tion are alive and well in Goochland. Blogs are websites
safety of our students at school and at home is a
that are easily updated, and maintained by teachers to
help keep students and parents informed about what is
taking place in school. Check your school’s website for
Take the time to explore the content in this bro- links to teacher weblogs.
chure. Learn about online safety, how to access
Podcasts are audio or video les that users can download
student records, and about our initiatives to keep
and listen to on their computer, or on a portable player.
parents informed through our website.
Many teachers are exploring this medium as an instruc-
tional tool. Look for information at a teacher’s blog to
see if they are podcasting too.
—Dr. Frank Morgan,
Superintendent of Schools Students are also exploring podcasting and blogging in
the classroom. Student podcasts are published through
a teacher’s weblog, but student blogs are not available
to the public. To learn more about blogging & podcast-
w w w. g l n d . k 1 2 . v a . u s
ing, visit our website: www.glnd.k12.va.us/podcasts/blogs.shtml and
GCPS takes copyright concerns seriously.
We must model appropriate use for our
Consult with your media specialist.
Copyright of Printed/Broadcast Content
Copyright and Fair Use
Elements of This Class
Develop and Teach
(by May 30, 2008)
Requirement for Class
16-18 year olds
20-mile radius of a zip code
3,000 hits returned
“MySpace” is their
• How much is being shared?
• What is being shared?
• Is the content for you—your friends—the
• Will what you write, say, keep youafrom
getting into college—or finding job?
Web Site Evaluation
Passwords & Security
to come up
with your own
come up with some
What surprised you
or caught your
attention in these
what are the
three types of
illustrated in the